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Attacks on German politicians awaken memories of Nazi past – POLITICO

Last week, Matthias Ecke, a politician from the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) and member of the European Parliament, was hanging campaign posters for the upcoming European elections in Dresden, eastern Germany, when he was allegedly approached by a group. of four young men and bludgeoned.

Ecke suffered fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket, among other injuries, and was hospitalized.

That evening, in the same district of Dresden, the group of young people also allegedly attacked a Green activist. One of the attackers punched him twice in the face, and after the victim fell to the ground, the attackers kicked him several times, according to witnesses.


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Last Tuesday evening in Dresden, local Green candidate Yvonne Mosler was with a television crew putting up campaign posters when a man pushed her, tore up the posters and a young woman spat at him. above.

Other attacks this week – including one against former Berlin mayor, SPD politician Franziska Giffey, attacked in a public library by a man who hit her on the head from behind with a “bag full of hard contents ”, according to the police – furthermore raised the alarm throughout the country.

“We are seeing an escalation of anti-democratic violence,” said Nancy Faeser, Germany’s interior minister, also a member of the SPD.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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